STRATHKINNESS COMMUNITY COUNCIL.
Minutes of Meeting held on Wed. 8th February 2017 at 7.30pm in Church Hall.
Minutes of the last meeting: Approved by K. Topping and seconded by B. Lawrie.
Future use of Village Phone Box:-
Beaver Scout Colony:-
Projects for 2017:-
Police Report: Community Police Officer Catherine Welch reported that there had been no significant policing problems in the community over the festive period and during January. The Rural Alert Crime Prevention project had been held during the coldest week of the year so far and it was difficult to assess the overall success. The issue of parking outside the school had been addressed. Several visits by Officers to the school at peak activity times had focused on the actions of drivers on Church Road. Dialogue with the parents, School and the Education Dept. should lead to an improved road safety situation. The Speedwatch programme was being revised and was scheduled to begin in April after training had been completed.
The application to erect a farmhouse at Kincaple Farm had been approved with conditions.
The application to erect a storage shed at Edenside Stables had been refused.
A public consultation in respect of the proposed planning application for St. Andrews West Major Mixed Use Development is to held on 22nd February between 1500 and 2000 at Rufflets Hotel, and on Thursday 23rd February between 1500 and 2000 at Hotel du Vin, St. Andrews.
Fife Council Planning Dept., has advised the Community Council that the consultation period in respect of the Planning Application in Principle for the proposed mixed use development at land South West of Younger Gardens and Melville Road, St. Andrews was due to close on 17th February. The Secretary was to respond to the application, highlighting concerns about the effect the increase in commuter traffic, from this large development, would have on routes through Strathkinness.
Traffic & Transportation:-
Further remedial work had been carried out on the solar powered speed indicator on Main Street. It now appeared to working normally.
Repair work to the damaged signage at the Junction opposite the Tavern was in hand.
Mr. K. Topping voiced his concerns about the speed of traffic in Main Street and thought that more speed bumps would help the situation. Councillor Melville felt that Strathkinness, over the past few years, had benefited considerably from expenditure on road safety issues and it was unlikely that further measures would be supported by the Roads Dept.
Long Term Projects:
A newsletter highlighting the Scottish Community Council Website, established last year, was passed to councillors for their consideration. Participation in an online survey was being sought to broaden the appeal of the website. Councillors were urged to visit the website as it contained useful information of the varying activities of Community Councils throughout Scotland.
A.O.C.B. Councillors minuted their condolences to the families and friends of Bert Herd, David MacIntyre, Joe Ward and Alex. McLeish, all long term village residents, who had recently passed away. Mr S Younger circulated information on a private on-
Date of Next Meeting: Wednesday 8th March 2017 at 7.30pm in the Church Hall.